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Gameiro takes momentum

first_imgLast year Gameiro arrived in February with an even worse return than in this course. He had only three goals and four assists before stepping on February. Of course, the last assistance, in the last days of January was the one that gave Rodrigo to score 3-1 against Getafe, in the Copa del Rey and unleashed the jubilation in Mestalla. From there, from February to May he scored nine goals and gave four assists. The last of those goals was worth a title, the Copa del Rey against Barcelona, ​​at Benito Villamarín. This time, the goal has arrived on the last day of February. But If you repeat the end of last season, Valencia could achieve its objectives. From February to the end of the season, Gameiro scored four goals in the League (Barcelona, ​​Athletic, Atlético and Alavés), three in Europa League (Celtic and Arsenal, two), and two more in the Copa del Rey (Betis and Barcelona). And also in these last four months of the championship he gave four assists: two in Europa League (Krasnodar) and two in Copa del Rey (Betis) that were worth the pass to the final. This year, once the injuries have been overcome and with Maxi Gómez, his competition in the lead, he intervened wants to repeat the end of last year to achieve the objectives.center_img Kevin Gameiro He opened the can last Saturday with a great goal that led the victory against Betis. The Frenchman scored his fifth goal this season (one assist), very poor figures with respect to which he signed last season: he finished with 12 goals and eight assists. However, the precedent of the past year makes hope that last Saturday’s goal is the first of many.last_img read more

UG celebrates work of 1st Deputy VC

first_imgA solemn assembly was on Wednesday hosted by the University of Guyana (UG) in memory of the first Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution, Harold A Drayton.Among the gathering of individuals who attended the ceremony to pay tribute was the Vice Chancellor, Ivelaw Griffith; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Barbara Reynolds; Pro Chancellor, Retired Major General Joseph Singh; the University of GuyanaDr Harold Drayton during one of the university’s past eventsStudents Society (UGSS) President Norwell Hinds; lecturers and students.The UGSS President delivered a presentation on the life of Dr Drayton and his accomplishments during the four decades in which he served as a lecturer and administrator locally and in the Diaspora.Dr Drayton was born on August 20, 1929 in the then British Guiana. He was educated at Queen’s College and later graduated with a degree and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.At the invitation of Premier Cheddi Jagan, he returned to British Guiana to assist in the establishment of UG in 1963. When the doors of the university were finally opened, he was the first Guyanese to sit on the administration as he was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor. He also served in the capacity of head of the Biology Department where the training of medical technologists would subsequently evolve that department into a full faculty for Health Sciences.Homage was also paid by Professor George Danns, Malcolm Rodriques and Vonna-Lou Drayton.A former student of the late doctor, Professor Danns in his remarks described Dr Drayton as “a son of this soil, an activist committed to social justice, a lecturer, an academic administrator who led the foundation for the development of the University of Guyana.”Dr Drayton served as Deputy Vice Chancellor from 1963 to 1964.last_img read more

Argentina, Chile seek advantage in World Cup qualifiers

first_img0Shares0000Argentina’s Lionel Messi (2nd R), Ever Banega (C) and Angel Di Maria joke around during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on September 3, 2017, ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Venezuela © AFP/File / ALEJANDRO PAGNIMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sep 4 – Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.A faltering campaign has left Argentina fifth in the standings with three games remaining, just outside the top four spots which guarantee automatic entry to next year’s finals in Russia. It would still take a dramatic sequence of results for the unthinkable — a World Cup without Argentina and Messi — to become reality.Even if Jorge Sampaoli’s side fail to lock up automatic qualification, and finish fifth, they would still be favourites to qualify via a two-leg playoff against a team from Oceania, almost certain to be New Zealand.Yet the gloom that has enveloped the Argentinian squad throughout the qualifiers means that little is being taken for granted ahead of Tuesday’s game at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires.Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado (R) fights for the ball with Venezuela’s Rolf Feltscher during their 2018 World Cup qualifier football match, in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on August 31, 2017 © AFP/File / GEORGE CASTELLANOSAn uninspiring 0-0 draw with Uruguay in Montevideo on Thursday left Argentina level on 23 points with fourth-placed Chile, who lead on goal difference.Sampaoli is expected to persist with the bulk of the team who started against Uruguay, with Messi leading a potent front three that features Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi. Javier Mascherano could return for the suspended Gabriel Mercado, while Ever Banega may replace Guido Pizarro.Argentina were frustrated by a Uruguayan side which defended in depth and packed the midfield. With Venezuela likely to use similar tactics, Sampaoli has urged his team to be more aggressive on Tuesday.“We have to be more aggressive in the last third and get more people in the area,” he said following the Uruguay stalemate.“We have to ensure that the team wins. We have to win so that Argentina can be at the World Cup in Russia.”– Chile turmoil –Despite the nervyness of Argentina’s campaign, their fans can console themselves by the thought that Chile have hardly been any more convincing.Chile’s Arturo Vidal reacts after losing their 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Paraguay, in Santiago, on August 31, 2017 © AFP/File / MARTIN BERNETTIThe South American champions owe their fourth place in the table to a FIFA sanction which converted a 0-0 home draw with Bolivia into a 3-0 win after the Bolivians fielded an ineligible player.The Chileans face Bolivia again on Tuesday in La Paz, an awkward tie at altitude even if their opponents, who are already eliminated, have little to play for.Chile’s faltering qualification campaign suffered a fresh jolt last week with an abject 3-0 home defeat to Paraguay in Santiago.The Chileans, who clinched back-to-back Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016, have been beset by turmoil, with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez struggling to find his best form and captain Arturo Vidal raging at his media critics.Vidal, who scored a spectacular headed own goal in the loss to Paraguay, took to Twitter to vent his frustration after the loss, even hinting that he may quit the national team.“I’m sure all the critics are happy now,” Vidal wrote. “But don’t worry, each time I’m closer to leaving.”It was left to Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi to strike a defiant note as his team head to La Paz, insisting that his squad would rediscover the attacking vigour that won them their Copa America crowns.“We are convinced that we will find the identity that made us champions of South America twice,” Pizzi said.Elsewhere Tuesday, second-placed Colombia host Brazil, who have already qualified and are guaranteed top spot.Third-placed Uruguay meanwhile face a testing away trip to seventh-placed Paraguay, who could thrust themselves back into the qualification reckoning with a win. Paraguay are on 21 points, just two behind Argentina and Chile.Peru (21 points) could also enhance their chances if they manage to score a third consecutive win in their assignment in Quito against eighth-placed Ecuador (20 points).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Schedule for the Let’s Talk 100 Street Design Charrette Released

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, BC – The schedule for the 5-day Design Charrette will be held June 11 through 15. This collaborative process includes all of the information City staff heard from residents at the Open House on May 7 and online survey then transformed that feedback into design concepts for 100 Street, shares Ryan Harvey, Communications Coordinator.Over the 5-day period, planning and engineering specialists will share multiple concept options early in the week, to a final preferred concept, and then a final plan, which will be presented on the last day, shared Harvey. – Advertisement -City staff would like residents to drop-in at each event to see the daily design progress and contribute opinions at each stage. The following are the public opportunities during the Design Charrette: Public Lecture and Open House Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre Advertisement Alternative Concepts Pin-up Wednesday, June 12 | 5:30 – 7 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre Preferred Concept Pin-up Thursday, June 13 | 5:30 – 7 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre Final Plan Public Presentation Saturday, June 15 | 1 – 3 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre To view the project website, CLICK HERE there is a sign-up option on the site for the project newsletter to stay up-to-date with the progress. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgIT has been a sensational weekend for ladies football after Donegal’s U21 team won their All-Ireland semi-final today.The U14s booked their place in the All Ireland B final with a four point win over Roscommon yesterday.And today in Sligo the U21s beat Roscommon in their All-Ireland B semi-final…this time by a single point. The 1-1o to 1-09 winning margin reflected the incredibly tight game in Sligo, Amber Barrett with the Donegal goal in the first half. DONEGAL U21 LADIES THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: June 14th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal ladiesFootballU21 finallast_img read more

Funds to be spent on Placerita Canyon center renovation

first_img A co-author of Proposition A, a measure passed by voters in 1992 that earmarked funds to enlarge the natural area, applauded the county’s plans but scratched her head about the 13-year delay. “If it’s a jewel, how come it’s been since 1992 that the jewel hasn’t gotten the million-dollar polish?” said local environmental activist Karen Pearson. Park officials named a trail in the Placerita Canyon natural area after Pearson this week in recognition of her long-standing efforts to preserve the park and open space in the valley. A county official said a stipulation that the money had to be used to buy land – an effort that had faltered – was the culprit. “That explains the years where nothing went on,” said Ilona Volkmann, an administrator with the county Regional Park and Open Space District. The Board of Supervisors expanded the parameters in 1998. Questions have been raised about how interest earned on the money is spent. Volkmann said revenue from a variety of parcels is pooled in one account and spent as needed and the interest is not isolated piece by piece. When a proposition designates that a particular sum be used for a property, any interest earned is not included in the eventual outlay; it remains within the district, she said. The interest is split among the five county supervisors, and must be spent within the parameters specified by the proposition, Volkmann said. Park supporters also were irked when $200,000 earmarked for Placerita was diverted to completing a new nature center in San Dimas Canyon. Wallensak said that center was in need at the time. The parklands are owned by the state, but the county operates the facility and maintains the grounds without any help from the state. If there are no hitches, the Placerita renovations could start in November 2006 and be complete the following October, Guinea said. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We’re very happy to finally be able to use some of the proposition money, glad there is a property owner willing to sell,” Swift said. A few months ago the county made a $1.5 million offer to buy 80 acres east of the Placerita Canyon natural area and and is still awaiting the property owner’s decision. Riparian areas rich with oak trees stud the open space, which is dotted with historical cabins and foundations left over from the turn-of-the-century buildings. Negotiator Don Simpson, a principal analyst in the county’s Chief Administrative Office, said he hopes to get an answer in the next few days. Two years ago, the county handed off the task of running the nature center to a nonprofit group because funding had dried up. “Placerita is one of the gems of our park system,” said Russ Guinea, director of the county Department of Parks and Recreation. “Two years ago we asked the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to operate (the park), which it did for six months (because) we were in crisis. Now we’re not in that dilemma.” The dilemma stemmed from 15 years of eroded funding for upkeep at county parks and a recession in the 1990s that sent the state snatching funds from local governments to help balance its budget. Last year’s passage of Proposition 1A helped resolve the latter woe, and the Board of Supervisors enhanced the department’s budget as of July 1. NEWHALL – After years of false starts, Los Angeles County plans to spend about $3.5 million to expand and refurbish the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, which welcomes thousands of schoolchildren each year to learn about the great outdoors. Funding from a bond approved 13 years ago by voters is finally being spent to acquire land next to the Newhall center and allow for nearly $1.3 million in refurbishments. The money comes from Proposition A and other sources, said Lyn Wallensak, administrative deputy for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. The measure provides $1 million to expand the nature center, $800,000 of which will be used. In 1996, a supplemental measure added an additional $500,000 for acquisition or renovations and more than $600,000 was provided by state grants. Among the renovations planned are to improve access for disabled visitors, replace the bridge that leads to the picnic area, fireproof the nature center and the historic Walker cabin on the grounds, and renovate water and septic systems. Construction documents are about three-quarters done, said Ian Swift, the center’s director and supervisor of the park. last_img read more

Fanfare opens new bus line

first_imgTaking a page from the history books, political leaders invoked the woman who broke the color barrier in Alabama and the man who brought water to Los Angeles as they celebrated the opening Friday of the Orange Line busway and welcomed a new era in San Fernando Valley transit. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said it was only fitting that on a day the nation memorialized the late Rosa Parks for her brave stance of refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a public bus in Montgomery, Los Angeles would be cutting the ribbon on another piece of its regional transit system. And county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky delivered a twist on William Mulholland’s famous phase “Take it!” which he uttered in 1913 after turning the spigot on the system that brought water to this desert region. “All I can say to our mayor is, ‘Here it is, use it.’ We waited a long time to get to this destination.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week More than a dozen elected officials, including City Council members, state legislators and Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members crowded one of the double-long buses to make the ceremonial ride to the Balboa Station for the morning event. They were greeted by the El Camino Real High School marching band, the Woodcrest School choir and more than 200 community leaders and MTA staff members under a party tent decorated with crates of oranges. The line was named for the region’s agricultural past. Emcee Huell Howser called the opening of the Orange Line a “wonderful milestone in Los Angeles history.” The 14-mile busway is the Valley’s long-promised east-west transit route that opens for free rides today and Sunday before regular operations begin Monday. The busway is what Valley leaders settled for in the late 1990s after it became clear that the hoped-for subway or light-rail system would not be built despite years of paying transportation sales taxes. Valley residents today remain divided about the $330 million busway, whose total cost is $350 million when the adjacent bikeway and supplemental Park and Ride lot being built on Canoga Avenue are included. Some residents say they’re looking forward to using the Orange Line, welcoming any alternative to the traffic-choked Ventura Freeway. But others dismiss the busway as doing little to ease their commutes. The busway promises a 40-minute ride across the Valley that, when combined with the Red Line subway ride to Union Station, gets commuters from Warner Center to downtown in little more than an hour. “Try that on the 101 or the 405,” Villaraigosa said. “I think you all know what the answer is. “We begin a new era in the San Fernando Valley today, one that’s been long-waited and long-deserved. How fitting it is we open a new busway on the day the nation mourns the loss of a true American hero who refused to give her seat up on a bus.” The mayor added that he’s continuing to pursue his campaign pledge to build a subway under Wilshire Boulevard. To loud applause, he said: “This is just the beginning.” A handful of protesters picketed outside, urging the MTA to enhance safety along the line. Longtime MTA critic John Walsh held a banner reading “Orange Line Deathtrap,” noting that the “orange” was covering up a “red” from previous protests for the opening of the Red Line subway. Inside the party, transit advocate Bart Reed remained critical, saying the MTA needs to provide more north-south connecting buses to make the Orange Line effective. “The fact that they didn’t produce the connecting bus service has doomed this busway for the time being,” said Reed, executive director of The Transit Coalition. “This isn’t rocket science … I want to get this thing fixed so it works.” The MTA had initially promised to beef up Valley bus service, but earlier this year determined that it could not afford to do so. However, DASH has beefed up its shuttle service, with buses operating from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. around Warner Center, with free rides for MTA pass holders. Among those who attended the celebration was Martha Welborne, the urban planner who sparked the idea for the Orange Line by persuading local officials to visit Curitiba, Brazil, nearly a decade ago to see that city’s busway system. She was thrilled with the new line. MTA Chief Executive Officer Roger Snoble also noted the work the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley did in helping divided Valley residents reach a consensus on the busway. Councilman Dennis Zine, among those on the morning bus ride, said he’s “definitely going to be a frequent flier,” riding the Local 164 bus at Woodlake Avenue to catch the Orange Line to his office downtown. “Everyone wants a subway, light rail,” he said. “This is it. We either make this work or we sit in gridlock in frustration.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

House members to protest military chaplain rules

first_imgWASHINGTON – House lawmakers concerned that proposed military guidelines are restricting some Christian chaplains’ abilities to pray said Wednesday they will deliver a 6-inch-thick petition to President George W. Bush this week asking him to intervene. The Pentagon is finalizing guidelines to help determine what is appropriate religious expression, following an internal investigation that found examples of religious insensitivity at the Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colo. Conservative lawmakers and others said they fear the guidelines, which urge sensitivity to religious diversity, go too far. They said some Christian chaplains throughout the military have complained their right to pray by specifically mentioning Jesus Christ is at risk. The lawmakers want Bush to issue an executive order protecting chaplains’ right to pray according to their faith. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I truly believe the president of the United States – if he understands the realities of this situation – will respond in a decisive manner,” said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. The four House lawmakers said the petition was signed by more than 150,000 people across the country. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Drake Student-Athletes To Receive Diplomas This Week

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – A total of 40 Drake University student-athletes from 10 different sports will receive their diploma at Drake University’s 142nd commencement ceremonies this weekend at the Knapp Center. SoftballKaitlyn Finneran – Biology – Summa Cum LaudeMaddie Hooyman – Actuarial ScienceTrack & Field and Cross CountryMichael Dolan – MarketingReed Fischer – English/Public Relations – Magna Cum LaudeSamantha Nielsen – Biology – Cum LaudeJohnanthan Osifuye-White – Economics/International BusinessAdam Perkins – Entrepreneurial Management/MarketingShelby Varney – Elementary Teacher Education – Magna Cum LaudeGeorge Webb – Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular BiologyVolleyballChandelle Davidson – Accounting/ManagementCapris Quaites – International Business/Marketing – Magna Cum LaudeMakena Schoene – English/MarketingMichelle Thommi – Health SciencesNicole Woods – Marketing/Management Athletically, nine of the graduates have earned all-conference honors this season. Saturday’s commencement puts the finishing touches on another outstanding academic year for the Bulldogs. During the fall semester, all 18 of Drake’s teams achieved a 3.0 or better team GPA and 255 student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 grade point average. Below are the student-athletes scheduled to receive their diplomas this weekend. During the year’s earlier fall commencement, 20 student-athletes received their degrees. Here are those recipients.Men’s BasketballJacob Enevold – Radio & Television ProductionA.J. Rutter – Health Sciences – Summa Cum LaudeGraham Woodward – Marketingcenter_img Women’s BasketballCaitlin Ingle – Psychology – Magna Cum LaudeCortni Rush – Health SciencesFootballMichael Caradmone – PharmacyAndrew Clifford – Management/MarketingKyle Garcia – Management/MarketingJeremy Kahen – Management/MarketingJosh Lee – Computer ScienceGrant Menard – Law, Politics & Society/Marketing – Cum LaudeTony Petta – Health SciencesConley Wilkins – Entrepreneurial Management/ManagementAndrew Yarwood – Management/MarketingMen’s GolfKarter Smith – Management/Marketing – Magna Cum LaudeRowingGabrielle Brodek – Environmental Science – Cum LaudeKerstin Donat – International Relations – Magna Cum LaudeSarah Larson – Biology – Cum LaudeMen’s SoccerNick Manzoni – International Business/Marketing – Summa Cum LaudeLuke Mennen – MarketingAlex Prusa – Management/Marketing – Magna Cum Laude)Mueng Sunday – Finance – Cum LaudeAdam Weatherly – FinanceWomen’s SoccerKayla Armstrong – Marketing/ManagementBrooke Dennis – Health Sciences – Cum Laude)Sarah Grace Nicholson – Marketing/Management – Magna Cum Laude  Print Friendly Version This group of distinct and successful student-athletes include two Missouri Valley Conference Elite 18 Award winners, six who earned first team all-conference academic honors this past season and multiple MVC Scholar of the Week winners. Seven of the graduates are MVC Presidents Council Award honorees that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or better and nine will graduate either summa cum laude or magna cum laude.last_img read more


first_imgGardai are investigating ANOTHER spate of burglaries in Letterkenny overnight.Gardai are investigating another spate of break-ins in Letterkenny.Thieves broke into a number of homes in the Lisnennan Court area.At least two of the burglaries took place while the families involved were in their homes. It is understood the thieves broke into the homes by breaking the lock on the front door.A number of items was taken from one young couple’s home.The gang then broke into the house next door and stole a number of items.They then stole the owner’s car to make their getaway with the stolen goods. The raids come just days after Mayor of Letterkenny Pascal Blake appealed for more Garda manpower after a spate of break-ins in the Wolfetone Place area of the town.Gardai have confirmed they are investigating the latest break-ins. NOT AGAIN – GARDAI INVESTIGATE ANOTHER SPATE OF BREAK-INS OVERNIGHT was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:break-insGardailetterkennyLisnennan Courtlast_img read more